What is Carnatic Music? : It is the classical music of Southern India. The basic form is a monophonic song with improvised variations. There are 72 basic scales on the octave, and a rich variety of melodic motion. Both melodic and rhythmic structures are varied and compelling. This is one of the world's oldest & richest musical traditions.
Why Carnatic Music? "...I [Todd M. McComb] value Carnatic music first for the effectiveness with which it can build positive mental discipline. It helps me to focus and organize my thoughts, and it helps to eliminate negative mental habits..." - (details)
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1) Kutcheri - A Concert Experience: Carnatic Music is one of the most aesthetic and beautiful musical forms in the world. A
pleasant atmosphere is created where the music is honest, natural and from the heart. For
both the listener and the performer, the atmosphere in which we share this music is as much
an experience as the music itself. It has the ability to sometimes even enhance the experience
and spur creative impulses. Kutcheri is an experiment to present the collective expression of a
group of artistes coming together and presenting music that is vibrant, in a setting that is
vivid and bright with colours and light. This project is to show that a little work can go a long
way in creating a portrait that is not often seen or listening to music in a way that is not often
8) Vikshepa: Home page of Vikshepa-Group comprises of Vinod
M.K,Aravind,Pramodh,Solomon and Keerthi. All song lyrics by Vinod M.K
and orchestra by Vikshepa.The songs are rendered by Vinod M.k and
Pramodh. The songs and tunes are original.The songs are in Hindi and
Tamil.Please listen to the tunes and send your comments.
9) Savithri Arts Academy: Internationally acclaimed classical dancer Dr. Sinduri Jayasinghe is
the Founder, Director and Guru of Savithri Arts Academy which was
established in 1997. Specializing in Bharatha Natyam, Kuchipudi, folk
dances of India and Sri Lanka, we offer Karnatic and Hindustani
musical courses as well. The Academy is situated in Cerritos, California.
10) Sri Ogirala Veera Raghava Sarma: web site gives life history of Sri Ogirala Veera Raghava Sarma, who
composed 86 compositions in classical carnatic style and also the list
Thetakudi Harihara Vinayakram also known as Vikku Vinayakram is a Grammy Award–winning Indian percussionist. He plays Carnatic music with the ghatam, an earthen pot, and is credited with popularizing the ghatam.
Alapana has organized a series of concerts to celebrate their tenth anniversary and also in memory of Dr S. Ramanathan, a great scholar musician and musicologist
R. Banumathy, Daughter & disciple of Dr S. Ramanathan is the Founder-Director of alapana, Singapore
Today is by Neyveli Santhanagopalan accompanied by T.R.Vijayakumar on Violin, V.Raghuraman on Mridangam and S.Selvapandian on the Kanjira.
Venue: SAM Glass Hall • 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm • $10 (at the door) • Sunday, 23 August 2009
‘Soul Cleansing’ is the word that one reminiscences when one hears the melodious strains of Neyveli Santhanagopalan’s music that is drenched in bhakti and bhava. This has come with his concerted and dedicated efforts to go back to his roots, empathise with the feelings of composers, emulate their lives for brief spells, gain from the music of the great yester-year artistes and then internalise to sing, as it may seem, with the tremendous well-wishes of all these ancestors hailing from the grand music lineage.